Aug 6, 2013 4:00am PDT
times the mean severance to employees. bankruptcy judge sean lane, who approved american's merger with u.s. airways after american's bankruptcy filing, will hear arguments next week on whether horton's severance amount is unlawful. air travel is up, and so are the wait times at airport security lines. air travel is up 6% from last summer. at lax in july, the maximum wait time was 57 minutes - that's five minutes longer than it was a year ago. add to that a three-year study from the government accountability office that found, since 2010, misconduct among tsa workers also up - 26% - most of it for being late to work, excessively absent, and for sleeping on the job. tesla, the electric vehicle darling of wall street, may find one source of its profits run out of juice this fall. regulators in california are thinking of eliminating the zero-emission credits essential to tesla recording an $11 million profit in the first quarter. currently, the car- maker earns credits not because its batteries recharge quickly but, because the battery pack itself may be swapped out in less than two minutes.